S.S. Emile N. Vidal
TheS.S. Emile N. Vidal was the last concrete ship built by McCloskey and Company in Tampa, Florida and launched on September 24, 1944. She was used as a store ship in the South Pacific and towed back to the United State after losing her propeller.
In 1947, she was converted to a barge and purchased by the Powell River Company one year later. The company then sold her to Pennsalt Chemical Corporation to be used for storage in Portland, Oregon. Finally Pennsalt sold her back to the Powell River Company in the 1960's and she added to their giant floating breakwater.
The S.S. Emile N. Vidal is still afloat as part of a breakwater on the Powell River in British Columbia, Canada.
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(Courtesy of John Campbell)
Gross Weight: 4,690 Tons
Net Weight: 2,738 Tons
Dimensions: 102.53 meters x 16.45 m x 10.66 m
Engine: T.3-cyl, Prescott Mehy Co.